Knot Cafe

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In Northern Kyoto on a 10 minute walk from Randen Line's Kitanohakubaicho Station and just around the corner of Jam Jar Loung & Inn is Knot Café.

Knot Café is located in a renovated silk warehouse that was build over 100 years ago and opened it's doors in 2015. Knot's concept is to connect people and people, things and things and businesses with businesses hence the name knot.

From the outside the café is easy to recognize with its all-white wood board exterior. The entrance consists of large glass windows inside a small portico that has red brick walls on the sides.

Knot is a renovated kominka with a spacious interior that combines retro with a modern interior style. It has a high vaulted ceiling that still features the remaining wood framework and beams of the old kominka. The walls, floor and counter are all a combination of smooth concrete and oak board walls. The wall in the back features a large nit duvet with the map of Manhattan on their wall as a homage to Grumpy Coffee which sits in Manhattan area.

Cafe Knot prides itself on it's connections with other shops in Tenmangu area as well as abroad. Their coffee uses beans that are roasted and imported from America's Grumpy Coffee, their signature food: dashi maki egg and red bean paste use buns from authentic French-style boulangerie Le Petit Mec and they sell chocolates and chocolate brownies from Senbon Tamajuken. They also have sister café in Brooklyn New York called Parlor Coffee.  Their red bean paste buns are delicious and go well with a hot cup of coffee or chai latte.

Knot Cafe is a cozy cafe with a nice spacious interior that is good for a visit before or after visiting the famous Kitano Tenmangu shrine. We recommend visiting Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, then have a nice lunch at Jam Jar and follow that up with a nice cup of coffee and a red bean paste bun at Knot Cafe for a satisfying outing.





ノットカフェには国内と海外の連携が大事です。販売されているコーヒーはアメリカのGrumpy Coffeeから焙煎と輸入されています。だし巻きサンドと小豆サンドはフレンチスタイルパン屋さんLe Petit Mecのパンが使われています。チョコレートとブラウニーは千本玉壽軒も販売しています。ニューヨークのブルックリンにパーラーコーヒーの姉妹店もあります。



Contact Information

758-1 Higashiimakojicho, Kamigyo Ward, Kyoto, 602-8387
Social Information
Business Hours
10:00 - 18:00
Closed on
Closed: Tuesday


Nearest Station
Randen Line - Kitanohakubaicho Station

Business Hour
Closed Now

  • Monday
    10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday
    10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Thursday
    10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Friday
    10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Saturday
    10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Sunday
    10:00 am - 06:00 pm